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Ashes of the Singularity, which is in fact a video game and not just a benchmark, famously maintains a large benchmark database. That's one of many such lists that Twitter bot @BenchLeaks monitors for unrecognized CPU and GPU results. The bot's tearless retina spotted a result in the Ashes of the Singularity database... Read more...
Destiny 2 has received tremendous upgrades to its subclass system in the past couple of years. The 2020 Beyond Light expansion brought the franchise’s first Darkness subclass, Stasis. While more Darkness-based subclasses are anticipated, Bungie decided to switch gears and revamp the original Light-based subclasses –... Read more...
When Intel released its 12th-generation Core processors, reviewers like ourselves made much ado about the Core i9-12900K's high power consumption during productivity workloads. Gaming power was lower, of course, and it was possible to limit the processor's power consumption without having too much impact on... Read more...
Released in July of this year, 2022, the Nothing Phone has not made as much of a splash as its creators had hoped for a budget "iPhone Killer." That thankfully hasn't stopped the manufacturer from keeping their device in tip-top shape with updates. Today a new update was released for Nothing's Android-based Nothing... Read more...
TSMC foundries will begin mass production of the first 3nm chips for its customers in September, according to industry reports from Taiwan. The world’s largest contract chipmaker has completed the R&D and trial production for what it refers to as its N3 process. It is expected to significantly ramp up N3 production... Read more...
Anyone with an iPhone in their pocket or a Mac on their desk should be hitting that update button today. Apple has announced an emergency patch for iPhones, iPads, and macOS computers, an increasingly common event. The update addresses a pair of zero-day vulnerabilities in Apple's software, meaning they are already... Read more...
Android 13 is currently rolling out to Pixel devices. Google is pushing privacy and security more strongly with this new version of Android, and this push extends to the clipboard as users often copy sensitive information. As a means to prevent exposure of this sensitive information, the clipboard will now... Read more...
Apple is expected to launch its new line of devices, including the iPhone 14 family of phones the first week of September. The latest edition of the popular smartphone is getting camera upgrades and a faster chip. It doesn't seem too long ago that Apple was releasing the iPhone 13 lineup of smartphones, but here we... Read more...
  Dell XPS 13 Plus - Starting MSRP: $1299.00 Dell's new XPS 13 Plus laptop is a radical departure from traditional ultralight laptop designs. It's a gorgeous, powerful machine with a couple of caveats.     Strong Intel 12th Gen Performance Beautiful, Efficient Premium Design Thin And Light Form Factor Gorgeous 3.5K OLED... Read more...
Nintendo of America's president Doug Bowser issued a statement via an internal message to employees yesterday, which confirmed the company is looking into claims of "worker conduct." In a probable attempt to bolster confidence amongst the company's workforce, Bowser said Nintendo was taking the allegations... Read more...
The NUC faithful have been waiting patiently for Alder Lake based mini-PCs. Sure, there was the NUC 12 Extreme, but Dragon Canyon (and even Serpent Canyon) is overkill for most of the things people actually want to do with a NUC. Well, wait no longer, because the 12th-gen NUCs are arriving. Codenamed "Wall Street... Read more...
Threat intelligence firm Recorded Future has published a report concerning a long-term credential theft campaign targeting humanitarian, think tank, and government organizations. A hacking group known as RedAlpha is carrying out this ongoing campaign, and is known to have been active as far back as 2015. However, it... Read more...
Android 13 started rolling out to Google's Pixel devices this week, but some users are dismayed to find this is a one-way upgrade—after installing Android 13, you cannot go back to Android 12 on the Pixel 6, 6 Pro, or the new Pixel 6a. While this seems antithetical to the openness of Pixel smartphones, this comes from... Read more...
Loyal HotHardware readers and newcomers alike; we are on the precipice of a whole bunch of new hardware. Besides Intel's Arc GPUs that are still finding their way to market, we've got new 13th-gen Core CPUs from the blue team, too. Then there's NVIDIA's next-generation Ada-architecture GPUs, and of course AMD has its... Read more...
A desktop version of the popular, Meta-owned messaging application WhatsApp has just been released. Currently only available for Microsoft Windows, the desktop application appears to be an encapsulated version of the web app that runs as a standalone utility. All of the features you'd expect are available, and it... Read more...
The Twitter drama continues, as Elon Musk scores a small victory in court. A judge has determined that Musk has the right to view documents pertaining to Twitter's ex-general manager, Kayvon Beykpour. Twitter and Elon Musk have been embroiled in a battle over the last several months concerning whether or not the... Read more...
An image of a purported AMD Ryzen 7 7700X processor is circulating online. According to prominent tech Twitterati this isn’t an image of a final retail sample of the Zen -based processor. Instead, what we are seeing here is a ‘Qualification Sample’ (QS) chip, which is a significant step forward from the earlier... Read more...
A geomagnetic storm watch is in effect for August 17-19 due to multiple coronal mass ejections (CMEs) that have departed from the Sun since August 14, 2022. The resultant disturbed solar wind field and geomagnetic responses are considered to be enough for a potential G3 (Strong) geomagnetic storm on August 18th, and... Read more...
It's been slow to pick up in popularity, but there's no real question that some form of virtual reality is likely to be the next frontier in computer interaction. Unfortunately, some people struggle with severe motion sickness when using virtual reality. New research suggests that this problem, dubbed "cybersickness"... Read more...
What is the right screen size for an immersive gaming experience? Bigger is better, right? That drive led to NVIDIA’s Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD) push a few years back. While BFGDs never quite caught on, Samsung is now upping the stakes. Samsung has finally released the new Odyssey Ark gaming screen, a 4K 165Hz... Read more...
An Android Banking Trojan with an already extensive toolkit recently gained a ransomware module. While banking malware is an all too prevalent a threat for mobile devices, ransomware isn’t a technique commonly deployed against mobile devices, making this particular piece of malware notable. Banking trojans come in the... Read more...
Cult of the Lamb has gamers shoveling poop, giving inspiring sermons, and sacrificing their followers. The recently released roguelite dungeon crawler has quickly enamored its player base with its adorable gameplay and often times difficult decisions that have to made as cult leader. The Melbourne indie game... Read more...
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